CHIEF Adanma Okpara, the wife of the First Republic Premier of the defunct Eastern Nigeria, late Dr Michael Okpara, is dead, Punch reports.
Aged 96, she reportedly died on Sunday morning in an undisclosed hospital in the state.
The Governor of Enugu State, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, had while addressing Catholic Bishops in Enugu reportedly disclosed the incident and had observed a minute silence.
When reporters visited the Umuegwu Okpuala Afugiri country home of the Okpara family in Umuahia North LGA, they did not meet her second son, Uzodinma Okpara.
Also, several calls to Uzodinma’s phone were not answered, while text messages to him were not replied.
But an inside source confirmed her death, disclosing that a day earlier, (Saturday), she had gone to a hospital “only to be heard that she died early this (Sunday) morning”.
However, it was gathered that Uzodinma Okpara had gone to the hospital when reporters called at his home.
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